- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
- Study mode
- On Campus
- Work Based
- 24 to 36 months (1200 hours of elective units only 1000 hours maximum to be selected)
- Starting Date
- January, April, July and October 2020
- Sale (Fulham)
While you complete your Engineering apprenticeship, it’s important to think about what area interests you the most. If you can see yourself thriving as a mechanical tradesperson, fitter and turner, fitter and machinist, maintenance fitter, diesel fitter, refrigeration mechanic or something similar, this is the qualification for you.
A Certificate III in Engineering, specialising in Mechanical Trade will take you where you need to go with industry-recognised skills. You’ll acquire these skills throughout your apprenticeship where you’ll mix on and off-the-job training. Each unit will give you new and exciting knowledge as you complete practical and written assessments.
Prepare yourself for the workplace with a combination of classroom-based studies and a simulated workshop environment where you can apply your newly acquired skills. Over the next three years, you’ll attend one day of trade school per week as you upskill yourself and take that knowledge back to your workplace. Become a mechanical tradesperson sooner with this beneficial qualification.
Sale (Fulham) - Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00am-4.30pm
Yallourn - Tuesday and Thursday 8.00am-4.30pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Apprenticeship).
The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment, machinery, fluid power systems, stationary and mobile equipment, instruments, refrigeration, and the use of computer controlled machine tools.
Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Mechanical roles in other industries.
Opportunities for Further Study
- MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering (computer aided manufacture)
- MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced trade
Mandatory entry requirements
- Apprenticeship. Must be registered with the Australian apprenticeship commission. Must be an Australian Apprentice.
Recommended entry requirements
- Cert II Engineering pathways or Engineering VETiS
Limitations to entry
- If aged between 15 and 17 years of age will require a school release form from there school.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
- Safety glasses
- Steel cap work boots
- Pens and blank notebook
- Work type (non flammable) clothing.
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement|
|MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM18019B Maintain pneumatic systems|
|MEM18021B Maintain hydraulic systems|
|MEM07008C Perform grinding operations|
|MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM07005B Perform general machining|
|MEM07006B Perform lathe operations|
|MEM07007B Perform milling operations|
|MEM12006B Mark off/out (general engineering)|
|MEM18003C Use tools for precision work|
|MEM18005B Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings|
|MEM18006B Repair and fit engineering components|
|MEM18007B Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies|
|MEM18009B Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components|
|MEM18013B Perform gland packing|
|MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components|
|MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing|
|MEM07015B Set computer controlled machines/processes|
|MEM07016C Set and edit computer controlled machines/processes|
|MEM07018C Write basic NC/CNC programs|
|MEM07019C Program NC/CNC machining centre|
|MEM07021B Perform complex lathe operations|
|MEM18018C Maintain pneumatic system components|
|MEM18020B Maintain hydraulic system components|
|MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM14006 Plan work activities|
|MEM16006 Organise and communicate information|
|MEM16008 Interact with computing technology|
|MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training|
|MEM18001 Use hand tools|
|MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations|
|MEM12006 Mark Off/Out (General Engineering)|
|MEM07005 Perform General Machining|
|MEM18055 MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components|
|MEM11011 Undertake manual handling|
|MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements|
|MEM12024 Perform computations|
|MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering|
|MEM07016 MEM07016 Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes|
|MEM18007 Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies|
|MEM06007 Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing|
|MEM07006 Perform lathe operations|
|MEM07007 Perform milling operations|
|MEM07015 Set computer controlled machines and processes|
|MEM07018 Write basic NC and CNC programs|
|MEM07019 Program NC and CNC machining centre|
|MEM07021 Perform complex lathe operations|
|MEM18003 Use tools for precision work|
|MEM18005 Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings|
|MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components|
|MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components|
|MEM18018 Maintain pneumatic system components|
|MEM18019 Maintain pneumatic systems|
|MEM18020 Maintain hydraulic system components|
|MEM18021 Maintain hydraulic systems|
Assessment is competency based and includes observation, written assignments, tests and practical application in simulated workplace conditions.